Sola Wood Flowers are quite durable, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and affordable. These flowers are created from the lightest balsa wood and have become the trendsetters in wedding planning and floral design. These inexpensive and stylish wood flowers look elegant and can enhance any event without burning a hole in your pocket. But the thing is, when crafters and brides decide to make wood flower arrangements, they may get worried about how to stem these wooden flowers. If you don’t know the right procedure for stemming these wood flowers, there are higher chances that these flowers will damage or lose their grace with time.
Don't worry! We're here to help ease your worries. We've got you covered!
Here Are A Few Easy Steps To Stem Your Sola Wood Flowers
- Step 1 - Add a small dab of hot glue to the back of the flower.
- Step 2 - Push your stem (wire or bamboo) through the glue, and into the flower. You will want to insert the stem about 1/4 inch into the flower.
- Step 3 - Let the glue dry, and check to make sure the flower is secure on the stem. If it seems a bit loose, feel free to add a bit more glue where the flower meets the stem.
A Few Helpful Tricks
- You may notice that some of the flowers have a flat back, and some do not. Some flowers will have a bit of a "tail" this is just from the way the flower are made. An example of a flower having a tail would be a Bird Rose. No worries, just clip a bit of the excess sola wood off the back, and then insert your stem. Just be careful to not get too close to the base of the flower, or it may unravel and become unusable.
- We recommend dying your flowers, before attaching the stems. This is so the dye will not get on the stems and ruin the look.
- For building centerpieces, we recommend using bamboo stems. For bouquets we recommend using green wire stems.
Now that your flowers are stemmed you're ready to dive into your next Sola Wood Flower project! You've got one of the first steps down, now you're ready to take on the SWF crafting world. Don't forget to have fun and feel free to experiment.